The India U-19 team had made news when they were knocked out in the group stage of Asia Cup after losing to Nepal by 19 runs. This happened just over two months back. The team has come a long way, bouncing back strongly, remaining unbeaten in the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2018. The Rahul Dravid-mentored and Prithvi Shaw-led side had shown their intent in the tournament when they defeated South Africa by a massive 189 runs in a warm-up match.
Ishan Porel, Shiva Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Anukul Roy have shared the spoils and pushed Australia on the backfoot in the ICC Under 19 World Cup final at the Bay Oval on Saturday. Porel has dismissed Max Bryant and Jack Edwards and Nagarkoti has sent Jason Sangha packing while Anukul removed Param Uppal. Shiva then joined the party as he scalped the wickets of Nathan McSweeney and Will Sutherland. Jonathan Merlo and Baxter Holt are in the middle.
Here are the teams for the final:
India U-19: Prithvi Shaw(Captain), Manjot Kalra, Shubman Gill, Harvik Desai (wicketkeeper), Riyan Parag, Abhishek Sharma, Anukul Roy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Shiva Singh, Ishan Porel.
Australia U-19: Jack Edwards, Max Bryant, Jason Sangha (Captain), Jonathan Merlo, Param Uppal, Nathan McSweeney, Will Sutherland, Baxter J Holt (wicketkeeper), Zak Evans, Ryan Hadley, Lloyd Pope.
Shubman Gill bowled for 31 runs:
India lost the wicket of star batsman Shubman Gill , who was dismissed for 31 runs, earlier India lost the wicket of skipper Prithvi Shaw for 29 runs. India look set to clinch the Under-19 Cricket World Cup after restricting Australia to 216 in the final at the Bay Oval. Australia captain Jason Sangha opted to bat after winning the toss but his team was sluggish at the beginning.
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